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EV Charging Simulation Software Developer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 2, 2022
Reference Code: 18162
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a highly motivated software engineer for the position of EV Charging Simulation Software Developer in the Energy Storage and Electric Transportation Department. The department conducts ground breaking research to understand and improve the impact of energy storage and electric transportation technologies on the nation's energy future. With rapidly increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), a key focus of the department is understanding how EV charging can be well integrated with the electric grid. The selected person will join a software development team that created Caldera, a first-of-a-kind simulation platform, to answer critical questions to prepare our nation for an electric transportation future.
The Caldera EV charging infrastructure simulation platform enables its users to develop control strategies and use artificial intelligence (AI) to holistically integrate electric transportation with the grid. Caldera is based on a first-of-its-kind library of high-fidelity charging models for a wide variety of vehicles, validated by test data under a range of operating conditions to bridge the gap between transportation and grid models while providing accurate co-simulation of both. To learn more about Caldera, visit cet.inl.gov/caldera.
Our team works a remote 9x80 schedule with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Bring expertise in software development to enable key research, development, and deployment outcomes. This is to directly aid electric utilities, charging infrastructure providers, auto manufacturers, government agencies, and other organizations involved in transportation electrification.
  • Implement new features into Caldera and add new functionality as tools are developed
  • Find and fix local bugs in code
  • Optimize code efficiency to improve performance and fix performance issues
  • Perform individual software development tasks, contribute to the design of new applications
  • Modify underlying architectures to support specific research objectives, and grow into a project leader role over time.
  • Work with teams from other parts of INL, as well as other national laboratories, universities, and industry partners.
  • Other activities as assigned by group lead or department manager in alignment with department activities, including professional development, business development and team building
Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 2: MS in Computer Science or similar and 1 years' experience
  • Level 3: MS in Computer Science or similar and 3 years' experience
  • Demonstrated expert proficiency in C++ programming
  • Strong interpersonal skills and success working on collaborative teams
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 190 / 210
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
COVID Safety Protocols:
As a condition of employment, INL will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidate compliance with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.
INL has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with INL's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer‍

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.